Editorials

Better options for legal costs?

December 02, 2019 at 10:30 am

School district's trendline for legal fees is alarming.A QUICK LOOK on the Google machine finds multiple sources providing figures for how much lawyers in Wisconsin get paid annually. Undoubtedly, the figures are open to interpretation and ...

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At least both sides like trips

December 02, 2019 at 10:29 am

No doubt, citizens will benefit immensely from political tourism.WHO SAYS ELECTED members of the Wisconsin legislature can't get anything done?And who says they can't do anything in a bipartisan way?A 12-member delegation from the Assembly ...

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The proper forum is at the Capitol

November 25, 2019 at 9:19 am

WHAT IS KNOWN as "conversion therapy" is a highly controversial practice supposedly intended to change an individual's orientation, for example, changing someone from homosexual to heterosexual.Professional therapeutic associations largely ...

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Avoid problems, embrace the law

November 25, 2019 at 9:20 am

SOMETIMES THIS SORT of thing is called an unforced error, or even a self-inflicted wound.We refer to mistakes made by the School District of Beloit for not observing - let alone failing to welcome - conditions required under the Wisconsin O...

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Shift the needle to improvement

November 18, 2019 at 9:57 am

Yes, the numbers are bad. The good news: Beloit is finally getting serious.THE LATEST FIGURES from the state's school report cards have been released and, really, we didn't learn much we didn't already know.In this region, the schools that ...

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It's what they do, not what they say

November 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

It's easy to discern if there's a commitment to being transparent.DURING THE LAST School District of Beloit Board of Education meeting members discussed various issues related to how the administration has been handling information requeste...

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An open mind on charter plan

November 12, 2019 at 9:28 am

Let the process unfold with an emphasis on what works for kids.A GROUP OF CITIZENS, in association with the Beloit 200 organization - which has been so successful at reimagining and rebuilding the city center - is proposing a new public cha...

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A new normal at the Capitol

November 12, 2019 at 9:28 am

Governor's picks likely to face dismissal for policy differences.MOST PEOPLE can remember, somewhere along the way of growing up, when mom or dad admonished them to keep in mind that "what goes around comes around."Wisconsin Senate Republic...

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When the partisans quiet, it's your turn

November 04, 2019 at 9:59 am

Lots of drama, not much action - until next November.IN HOLLYWOOD PARLANCE this might be called a spoiler.Here's what to expect with the impeachment drama in Washington. There will be hearings marked by partisan bickering. Then majority Dem...

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Listen to people? Not their style.

October 28, 2019 at 10:41 am

Strong public support? Legislature's response is, 'Who cares?'WISCONSIN IS ABOUT to get a clear view of how extreme the power structure remains in the state legislature.Democrat Gov. Tony Evers has called the legislature into special sessio...

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